I’m continuing to read through Tony Evans’ book Our God Is Awesome and came across this exercise that he asks his readers to try. I think it speaks well to some of the things I’ve been struggling with.
Here’s Dr. Evans:
“If you are allowing or practicing something in your life that may not be good by God’s definition of goodness, apply this simple test to it. See if you can pray, ‘God I know this is a gift from You, and You want me to have it because it is good,’ without experiencing any conviction.
If so, you may be on the right track. But if you can’t thank God for it with a clear heart and conscience, it’s best to dump it !”